Hotspot's ECN market structure is underpinned by robust, award winning technology to ensure instantaneous trade executions, immediate trade confirmations, real-time position updates and seamless post-trade STP. Firms can access the Hotspot platform via its trading interface as well as by its LiveLink integration suite, which includes a proprietary API and FIX gateway.

Hotspot's system architecture, technology infrastructure, operations, and telecommunications network deliver robust levels of

  • System security
  • Platform stability
  • Reliability
  • Speed

Hotspot's matching engine and related systems are fully proprietary. Use of a proprietary system, which was developed entirely in house, enables quick development cycles for system enhancements, unparalleled responsiveness to client needs, and comprehensive on-site technical and operational support. Hotspot's modular, object-oriented design makes the system easy to extend and customize to meet business requirements of clients, PFIs and strategic partners. The system supports open technology standards such as FIX, XML, SQL, and J2EE. It is designed for around-the-clock operations in the most performance-critical environments.